Cinco de Mayo at the White House

The Obamas hosted a Cinco de Mayo reception Thursday night in the East Room.

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President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a Cinco de Mayo reception in the East Room of the White House on May 5. "You do not want to be between Michelle and a tamale," the president said.
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The first lady did a little dance (not quite a modified Dougie THIS time...) after the president joked with her.
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Cinco de Mayo celebrates the 1862 Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla.
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The first lady wore a lime-colored print dress and a wide, scalloped belt. See more looks in our Michelle Obama Style Guide.
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Guests in the East Room enjoyed cuisine inspired by Mexican tradition.
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